AJ Kelsall

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee interviews the 2020 WSOP Global Casino Championship Winner, AJ Kelsall. He outlasted a field of 130 players, earning $275,632 and his first WSOP bracelet. A former golf pro and salesman, Kelsall previously had won three WSOP Circuit rings.

0:00 Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest is 2020 WSOP Global Casino Championship Winner, AJ Kelsall.
0:58 2009 WSOP Main Event runner-up Darvin Moon has passed away at the age of 56 due to complications from a surgery.
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4:22 Bernard welcomes 2020 WSOP Global Casino Championship Winner, AJ Kelsall.
6:22 AJ joins The Bernard Lee Poker Show.
6:54 AJ discusses how it was always a goal for him to win a WSOP bracelet (and watch the Philadelphia Eagles win a SuperBowl).
8:25 AJ talks about how he got started playing poker, as he initially made a living playing golf and sales.
13:07 AJ talks about making a living playing poker over the past two decades, including playing mixed games.
20:03 AJ recalls how he has played/qualified for the WSOP Global Casino Championship over the past several years.
23:46 AJ discusses his typical schedule during past summer WSOPs, depending on his length of stay in Las Vegas.
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25:56 Bernard continues his interview with 2020 WSOP Global Casino Championship Winner, AJ Kelsall.
26:54 AJ describes his previous online poker experience, prior to Black Friday.
28:15 AJ discusses his reaction to the 2020 WSOP Global Casino Championship being moved to WSOP.com.
29:10 AJ explains his name online “RandyLerch.”
30:02 AJ talks about how the WSOP Summer Online Summer Series helped him warm-up for the 2020 WSOP Global Casino Championship.
31:51 AJ talks about focusing on the NFL games during the early levels of the 2020 WSOP Global Casino Championship.
33:49 AJ recalls friends telling him that he was on Twitch as Daniel Negreanu finished 9th in the event.
37:36 AJ discusses huge hand (44 vs AJ) to eliminate the 3rd place finisher, to enter heads-up with a solid chip lead.
39:11 AJ talks about the heads-up play, including the hand that almost ended it and then the hand that ultimately won him the bracelet.
47:26 AJ talks about how he will pick up his bracelet in Las Vegas and then will have a “Bracelet Reveal party” back at home in Tampa, Florida.

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